Unmarked animal. Legaba side. Weight 7,2. Number allocated 26. Sex n/a.
This sighting was made by hikers on Ndzindza Nature Reserve who submitted this photo to the then Senior Warden (myself). The precise locality is uncertain, but as described by the photographer is a best guess and probably accurate to 500m.
Tree pangolin being sold on the side of the road as bushmeat, next to blue duiker.
A pangolin /ˈpæŋɡəlɪn/ (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are also known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name pangolin comes from the Malay...